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Operator Toll Dialing: Dialing


Published ca. 1949


Instructional film for telephone operators.


Run time 6:18
Producer Audio Productions, Inc.
Sponsor Bell System
Audio/Visual Sd, B&W


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Reviewer: aquariuspurple - - May 26, 2014
Subject: .
I like to watch this to help me fall asleep
Reviewer: ElmerCat - - December 20, 2006
Subject: More than just about dialing.
On it's surface, this film shows with great detail the proper technique of using a rotary dial, but there's also a lot more information about the toll network of the 1940's presented.

The Boston toll switchboard's direct trunks to New York City and it's tandem trunks are shown being used. Also visible (but not used) are trunks to the nearby communities of Malden and Melrose, Massachusetts.

This snapshot in time also features various routing codes of the day for calls to New York (2L+), Chicago (312+2L+), Atlanta (404+3L+), Canton (216+064+), and even a ring down to Charlston, West Virginia (412+304).
Reviewer: ERD - - March 10, 2006
Subject: Obsolete
This old instructional film for telephone operators is obsolete and really serves no purpose for the general viewer.
Reviewer: left wing films - - December 5, 2005
Subject: I want one of this
This is a must on this website!
Reviewer: 500deskset - - July 13, 2004
Subject: Surely!
Never interrupt dialing once dialing has begun. That would surely be cause for firing an operator. Use your "dialing tool" with a firm grasp and dial quickly and accurately! Very dated but charming look at the way operators connected calls before DDD. That's Direct Distance Dialing to you.
Reviewer: Spuzz - - December 18, 2003
Subject: I want one of those pen thingies!
A film which tells operators how to dial, with or without these cute dialling helpers. Example after example is shown, it gets pretty monotonous after a while, but it sure interesting to see the operator 'boards' from the past!
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